Property


Social Media And Property Management Making It Work For You

Social media is now a very valuable marketing tool for businesses. Facebook is the most popular social media platform and in New Zealand alone it has 2.9 million users – an amazing 61% of the population. And there are hundreds of thousands of us using other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
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Landlords’ Responsibilities: Government Gets Tough

If you’re a landlord then you’ll probably have heard of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. It’s the main piece of legislation covering landlords and tenants in New Zealand and it sets out their respective rights and responsibilities. However, what you may not have been aware of is that the Ministry of Business and Innovation has set up a tenancy compliance and investigations team to check on…
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Looking For The Perfect Tenant? Then Turn Your Rental Into A Home

Finding the perfect tenant – one that pays their rent on time and takes care of your property – is the goal of every property owner. However, a simple change in emphasis could be what’s missing if you’re finding it hard to get good, long-term tenants. You see good tenants are just like everyone else – they’re looking for a nice house that they can call home. So if you wouldn’t want to live in your own rental property, then chances are potential tenants won’t want to either.
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Selling Your Home? How To Select The Perfect Real Estate Agent

Having the right real estate agent can make all the difference to achieving a quick and stress-free sale that also gets you to top dollar. But what are the key attributes a real estate agent should have? To help you in your selection, here we identify the qualities that your real estate agent should have. Good communication skills. It goes without saying really but your agent should have great communication skills.
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Are You At Risk? Why Mortgage Protection Insurance Is Essential

Could you continue to pay the mortgage if you were no longer working? For most Kiwis, the answer to this question is not for long, and that’s why mortgage protection insurance is essential. In this article, we look at what mortgage protection insurance is, and we share some tips on how to find the right policy.
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Top Tips For Selling Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling, don’t miss the boat though by under-estimating how long to will take you to get your property ready for market. In this article we share some advice on how to get your home ready for sale asap.
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How To Save Money On Your Power Bill

When it comes to saving money on your power bill, the old adage of look after the cents and the cents will look after the dollars comes into play. It’s the small steps that you take that will have a cumulative effect. This will add up to being good news for your pocket and it will also be good news for the environment.
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Six Things You Need To Know As A New Landlord

Rising property prices within New Zealand and especially Auckland have led many to consider investing in property as a business. Buying a house and renting it for a profit sounds simple enough. In fact, successful property management is possible, especially if you follow some basic guidelines.
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Top 5 Tips For Investors In Real Estate

With the way house prices have continued to soar in Auckland, many people are now considering investing in real estate as a business. But how easy is it to make money from real estate? In this article we look at the essential elements to successful investing. 1. Have a plan. The first essential element is to have a plan. Insufficient and inadequate planning is probably the single biggest mistake made by new investors.
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10 Things I Need To Know When Building A New Home

Number 1: Understand that building is not the same as buying an existing house!
This may sound obvious, but whilst the house buying process is relatively simple and shorter, building does take longer and this can lead to significant stress for most people. There are a number of individual…
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